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Dimeo Pizza – Conshohocken, PA

April 7th, 2009 | Comments Off on Dimeo Pizza – Conshohocken, PA | Filed in Italian, Pizza

Dimeo Pizza

Food style/ethnicity: Pizza, Italian

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Hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 10 – 30 ($)

Location:
1642 Butler Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
USA

Telephone: 610-825-4848

Food rating: ★★★★☆
Decor rating:
★★★★☆
Service rating:
★★★★☆
Location rating:
★★★★☆
Overall rating
: ★★★★☆

I’ve been pretty busy with other sites, the birth of my son and some other things, but I still have been eating out and gathering reviews as needed.  This new pizza shop just opened in Conshohocken and my wife and I have tried it twice so far. Overall, we have been pretty pleased.  We have tried the pizza twice thus far and the pies have been large, fresh and perfectly cooked.  We also did some take out of salads, sandwiches and the link and have been equally happy with the meals.

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Tre Scalini – South Philly

March 20th, 2008 | Comments Off on Tre Scalini – South Philly | Filed in Italian

Tre Scalini

Food style/ethnicity: Italian

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Hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: 10 – 20 ($)

Location:

1533 S. Eleventh Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

USA

Food rating: 5 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 4 out of 5

Well, on a night that started out really bad, it ended quite nicely with our meal at Tre Scalini. I drove to the wrong side of Passyunk and ended up in, well, not a great neighborhood. I couldn’t find the restaurant. I couldn’t find a place to park. I called my parents, who were meeting us at the restaurant for the location and I they were able to guide me in. Not a good start to the evening.
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Pasta To Go (PTG) – Roxborough

July 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment | Filed in BYOB, Italian

Pasta To Go (PTG)

Food style/ethnicity: Italian

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Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 15 – 22 ($)

Location:

6813 Ridge Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19128-2446

USA

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 2 out of 5

Well, what do you expect. We get a call from my brother at 5:00 PM to join us for dinner at 7:00 PM at Pasta To Go (PTG). Its a BYOB, its in Roxborough, how bad can it be.

Well, it was quite good. I was surprised. It seems PTG was/is a catering outfit that has morphed into a restaurant as well. This is often a questionable decision by the owner, as it is my experience that caterers often get the food right, but often miss a step when it comes to service and decor.
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Ralph’s – South Philly

July 16th, 2007 | Comments Off on Ralph’s – South Philly | Filed in Italian

Ralph’s

Food style/ethnicity: Italian

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Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: 15 – 30 ($)

Location:

760 S 9th St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

USA

Food rating: 5 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 4 out of 5

Ralph’s is my guilty pleasure, I admit it. Sometimes, I just get this hankering for Italian that the usual suspects in my neighborhood simply will not fill. So, I jump in the car, drive all the way to South Philly and partake in a meal that leaves me full and happy every time.

I have only had one meal at Ralph’s, the veal parmigiana. I’m sure the other dishes are excellent, but when I have found something I love, there is no reason to try anything else. The veal parm at Ralph’s is perfectly prepared. Its a thin and lean piece of veal, crispy and well done on the ends with lots of the warm sauce (gravy) and plenty of cheese. The piece of veal hangs over the plate, that is how large it is.
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From the Boot – Lafayette Hill

June 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on From the Boot – Lafayette Hill | Filed in BYOB, Italian, Pizza

From the Boot

Food style/ethnicity: Italian

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Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: 10 – 25 ($)

Location:

517 Germantown Pike

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

USA

Food rating: 5 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 4 out of 5

This smal BYOB in Lafayette Hill is a diamond in the rough. The prices are fair, the service is solid and the food is worth the (often!) wait out the door. They have all the standard Italian dishes including some specials that you won’t find in South Philly. Although I have not tried the pizza, it looks popular and I think I’ll get a pie next time.

But, the choice food at ‘From the Boot’ is by far the bruchetta. It is fresh and tasty, with olive oil soaked bread crisps. I could make a meal out of it alone.